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Broadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC StudiosBroadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-bound WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too) written by playwright and Broadway performer William Youmans and directed by Don Stephenson. The new play is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading, which is being produced by The Resonance Ensemble, takes place on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rd Street 8th Floor) and is open to the public.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2015, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins mid-September 2015, and runs through June 2016. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the Lehman Engel Musical Workshop consists of approximately 250 composers, lyricists and book writers who are actively writing new works for the musical theatre. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens TonightEncores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

?Ghostlight Records will expand their special single from stage and screen star Melissa Errico with the third song, "Walking Happy." The digital exclusive is available today, June 23, 2015, on iTunes here. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sam Carner and Sam Willmott Receive 2015 Kleban Prizes!Photo Coverage: Sam Carner and Sam Willmott Receive 2015 Kleban Prizes!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 23, 2015

The 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes were presented yesterday, June 22, 2015, in a private ceremony hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. BroadwayWorld was there for the presentation and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Perez Hilton to Star as 'Danny Tanner' in Off-Broadway's FULL HOUSE! THE MUSICAL!Perez Hilton to Star as 'Danny Tanner' in Off-Broadway's FULL HOUSE! THE MUSICAL!
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 23, 2015

During his appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Perez Hilton announced the news that he will be starring as Danny Tanner in the recently announced unauthorized musical parody FULL HOUSE! THE MUSICAL! (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The MunyRyann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Sam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre TodaySam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes will be presented today, June 22, 2015, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. (more...)

Works by James Lapine, Tom Kitt, Rachel Chavkin, Dave Malloy & More Set for Vineyard Arts Project's 2015 SeasonWorks by James Lapine, Tom Kitt, Rachel Chavkin, Dave Malloy & More Set for Vineyard Arts Project's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Vineyard Arts Project, a nonprofit performing arts residency center on Martha's Vineyard, has announced its artist lineup for the 2015 season. (more...)

Michael C. Hall, Lena Hall, Finn Wittrock & More Set for New York Stage and Film & Vassar's 31st Powerhouse SeasonMichael C. Hall, Lena Hall, Finn Wittrock & More Set for New York Stage and Film & Vassar's 31st Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 31st Powerhouse Season, have announced the first round of casting for their summer collaboration, which runs June 26 - August 2 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre Celebrates Up-and-Coming Musical Theatre Writers with NEO 11Photo Flash: York Theatre Celebrates Up-and-Coming Musical Theatre Writers with NEO 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The York Theatre Company presented a one-night only benefit concert celebrating up and coming musical theatre writers, with NEO 11 last night, June 15, 2015 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Nikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening TonightNikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, lead LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. PRELUDES, a world premiere and the first musical to be produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, began performances on May 23 and opens tonight, June 15, running through Sunday, July 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Jessica Grove, Donna Vivino & More Set for 11th Annual NEO Concert at York Theatre Company, 6/15Jessica Grove, Donna Vivino & More Set for 11th Annual NEO Concert at York Theatre Company, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The York Theatre Company presents a one-night only benefit concert celebrating up and coming musical theatre writers, with  NEO 11 on Monday, June 15, 2015 The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by a champagne and dessert reception to toast the evening. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway ChartSOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Ghostlight Records just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album for Something Rotten!, the new musical comedy nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, hit #1 on the Billboard Top Broadway chart its first week in digital release. The album also debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #94, the Billboard Top Current Albums chart at #45, and the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart at #22. This marks the strongest overall cast album debut since June 2014, and the third-strongest sales week of any cast recording in five years. Something Rotten! is officially available now on iTunes here and other digital formats with a 36-page booklet. The disc will be available in stores and online July 17. The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and Kevin McCollum. It is co-produced by Lawrence Manchesterand Phil Reno. The album has special liner notes by Time Out New York theater editor David Cote. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/somethingrotten. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 11, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Tonys and the Jeffs bring honor and fun, and 'On Your Feet' and 'Beaches' aim for the future. Bette will be in town, Spike Lee films, 'Les Mis' and 'All Shook Up' play our southern environs, and 'The Secret Garden' and 'The Pied Piper' bring children's classics to life. Next week: Regional Summer Theaters! (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYBreaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 – 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

BWW TV: HEDWIG's John Cameron Mitchell on His Special Tony Award - 'It Feels More Than Real'BWW TV: HEDWIG's John Cameron Mitchell on His Special Tony Award - 'It Feels More Than Real'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH creator John Cameron Mitchell received a Special Tony Award at yesterday's ceremony. BroadwayWorld caught up with him in the winners' room right after his speech, and you can click below to hear his thoughts on the big honor! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Special Tony Award Recipient John Cameron Mitchell's SpeechSTAGE TUBE: Special Tony Award Recipient John Cameron Mitchell's Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

HEDWIG creator John Cameron Mitchell took home a Special Tony Award earlier this evening, and you can watch his full acceptance speech below! (more...)

BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL! to Play 250th Performance TomorrowBAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL! to Play 250th Performance Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Bayside! The Musical! - the hilarious unauthorized parody of the Saturday morning show "Saved by the Bell" is celebrating its 250th show on Thursday June 4th!  The surprise hit, Bayside! The Musical!, was only scheduled to run three months in Fall 2013 but has been extended 12 times. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

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